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4695Fall programs at the Calgary Public Library

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  • Christine Hayes
    Sep 12, 2006
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      The Local History Department at the Calgary Public Library is offering some programs this fall that might be of interest to genealogists and family historians.


      Calgary’s History: The Mini-Highlight Series

      Treasures from the Local History Room 

      THURS   Sept. 14   10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

      Calgary’s Past in Postcards: a Visual History of our City 

      Thurs. Nov. 9   10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

       Dene Cooper - Exshaw: Heart of the Valley

      Join Dene Cooper, co- author of this recently published and well respected local history for his recounting of some of the fascinating stories of this mountain community near Banff National Park .  He will also give us insights into the joys and tribulations of writing and publishing a local history. 

      WED Nov 1

      7: 00 – 8:30 p.m.

      4th Floor Local History Room

       The Heritage Triangle: Adventures in Calgary ’s History

      Interested in doing historical research on your house, your family or Calgary in general?  Join representatives of Calgary Public Library’s Local History and Genealogy Collection, Glenbow Archives and the City of Calgary , Corporate Records, Archives as they highlight research treasures from their collections.  Local historian Harry Sanders from the Glenbow will also give an entertaining glimpse of the Heritage Triangle then and now.  An optional walking tour to The City’s Archives and the Glenbow Archives will be available afterwards.

      WED Oct 25

      2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (with tour)

      4th Floor Local History Room

       These programs are in addition to our genealogy programs: Genealogy Software: choosing a program to be given by Bill Mumford this coming Saturday, September 16 from 10:00am to noon in the Central library 4th floor meeting room; An Introduction to the genealogy collection at Calgary Public Library on Tuesday October 17 from 10:30 am to Noon in the Central Library Family History area ( a powerpoint version of this program will also be given at Signal Hill Library on Tuesday October 31 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm); Are you Interested in Your Family History: An Introduction to Ancestry: Library Edition will be given at Forest Lawn on October 16 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm; and, of course,  Family History Coaching, a drop-in (no registration required) program held on the last Saturday of each month and run by the knowledgeable and helpful volunteers from AFHS.  You can now register online from our homepage at http://calgarypubliclibrary.com.  You can also register in person at any branch or by calling 260-2785.

      Hope to see you,

      Christine Hayes